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Second-Opinion Review of Breast Imaging at a Cancer Center: Is It Worthwhile?

08:00 EDT 16th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Second-Opinion Review of Breast Imaging at a Cancer Center: Is It Worthwhile?"

Second-opinion review of breast imaging studies can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether reinterpretation of studies obtained at institutions outside a cancer center influences clinical management, specifically by revealing additional cancer and preventing unnecessary biopsy.

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Name: AJR. American journal of roentgenology
ISSN: 1546-3141
Pages: 1-6

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